"Feel the rhythm of Brazil without every leaving New York" --
Time Out NY
JOANA AMODEIRA & FRED MARTINS
MUSIC FROM THE SOLE / DJ LARA GERIN
July 2 at Central Park SummerStage
presented by Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
A celebration of Brazilian and Portuguese culture, SummerStage imports some of the biggest names in Portuguese-language music to Central Park. Five-time Latin GRAMMY winner and Brazilian legend Marisa Monte has been gracing the airwaves for decades, becoming one of the country’s most recognizable voices in the process. Her 2021 LP Portas—her first in nearly ten years—is a timeless masterclass in MPB (música popular brasileira). As bright and buoyant as ever, Monte hasn’t skipped a beat. Duo Joana Amendoira and Fred Martins marry Brazilian fados and melodies that meet in the middle of the Atlantic, performing works from their latest albums Na Volte la Mare and Ultramarino, as well as works Martins composed with famed writer Tiago Torres da Silva. They’re joined by Music from the Sole, a tap dance and live music company that celebrates tap’s relationship with Afro-Brazilian dance and music, connecting its lineage to samba, house dance and passinho (Brazilian street funk). DJ Lara Gerin is on the ones and twos.
This program is supported Instituto Guimarães Rosa – Consulate General of Brazil in New York.
5pm Doors / 6pm showtime / FREE
Entrance at 72nd St and 5th Ave
BAILE DO BRASIL:
July 7 at Nublu
Brazilian Baile / Tropical Bass / Electronic
Mulú (formerly known as Omulu) is the pseudonym of Rio de Janeiro DJ and music producer Antonio Antmaper, one of the artists responsible for the renewal of Brazilian electronic music. He was one of the creators of the signature sound of singer Pabllo Vittar in 2015, co-producing her debut EP “Open Bar”, genre bending work recognized as a revolution in Brazilian pop music. Tietta will be supporting the evening with her infectious DJ sets that go through baile funk and beyond.
Rising pop star Duda Beat is originally a specialist in Brasil’s indigenous style of MPB, this young singer-songwriter has begun to explore punk, funk and art-pop with the release of her independently produced second album, Te Amo Lá Fora. Duda Beat is now one of the leading female contemporary voices in Brazil, pushing musical boundaries beyond her native country. She will be joined by DJ Mulú, a pioneering artist in the renewal of Brasilian electronic music.
7pm doors / 7:30pm showtime / FREE
Damrosch Park at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St
BRAZILIAN PARTY CLASSICS WITH
DJ GREG CAZ
July 9 at Lincoln Center Plaza
Brazilian Party Classics / Samba / Forro
Beat the heat and immerse yourself this summer with our very first Silent Disco featuring Greg Caz, DJ extraordinnaire and Brazilian music specialist, who brings the sounds of Brazilian party classics for you to dance to.
7pm showtime / FREE
Lincoln Center Plaza, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St
July 12 at The Archway
MPB / Brazilian Indie Pop
Zabelê is the daughter of two of the biggest names in the Brazilian popular music scene: the couple Baby do Brasil and Pepeu Gomes, the main artists of the libertarian and revolutionary group Novos Baianos. Garnering attention as a aftter her solo album release, Auê, in 2021 on the Warner Music label, Zabelê is now blazing her own trail within her family's music tradition.
6pm showtime / All ages / FREE
The Archway (under the Manhattan bridge) - 155 Water St, Brooklyn
July 13 at David Rubenstein Atrium
Luciane Dom, singer, songwriter, and music producer, is part of the new generation of contemporary artists from Rio de Janeiro. She brings poetry to themes of Black diaspora, feminism, empowerment, and other social reflections that impact the construction of her emotions. Her musical sound is influenced by Afrobeats, urban jazz, reggae, and Ijexá.
7:30pm / All Ages / FREE
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
FORRO IN THE DARK
July 19 at Brooklyn Public Library
Forro / Dance
Forró in the Dark combines the driving dance rhythms of forró from Northeastern Brazil with a melting pot of rock, jazz, reggae, psychedelia, folk and more. The band features Davi Vieira, Mauro Refosco, Guilherme Monteiro and guests.
Rain date July 20
7pm Showtime / FREE
Brooklyn Public Library - 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
NARCISSUS OFF DUTY
July 23 at Museum of the Moving Image A film by Ricardo Calil, Renato Terra, 2020 (Portuguese with English subtitles) US Premier
Acclaimed at numerous film festivals, including Venice, IDFA, and Sheffield, Narcissus off Duty is a grippingly intimate documentary that takes a deep dive in the oral history of the multiple Grammy award-winning Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso and his incarceration at the hands of the dictatorship. Early one day of December 1968, the police knocked on his door, arrested him without charge, and took him to a converted army barracks for allegedly singing the National Anthem to the melody of his popular song, Tropicalia. What he thought would be an overnight in jail lasted nearly two months. Now, over 50 years later, Veloso shares this dark chapter of his life without looking away from the camera in uninterrupted detail. Produced by renowned filmmaker Walter Salles (Central Station and Motorcycle Diaries), and Paula Lavigne, Narcissus off Duty gives Veloso the space to narrate his own story in this softly emotional movie, which is both a celebration of the talented musician as well as a cautionary tale.